Indian Reserves in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada



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Richard H. Bartlett
ISBN 0-88880-167-X
1986 92 pp. CD-ROM

The author identifies and describes the legal and administrative nature of Indian reserves in Atlantic Canada. He discusses and analyzes: the dispossession of the Indians of their traditional lands prior to Confederation and the extension of federal protection under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867; the establishment of reserves before and after Confederation; the restrictive understanding of the Indian interest in reserve lands that has been adopted in judicial decisions; the 1958 Agreements respecting development of minerals, timber, and other resources of reserve lands for the exclusive benefit of the Indians of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.